Jeremiah 41:1-9 NLT

1 But in midautumn of that year,a Ishmael son of Nethaniah and grandson of Elishama, who was a member of the royal family and had been one of the king’s high officials, went to Mizpah with ten men to meet Gedaliah. While they were eating together,

References for Jeremiah 41:1

    • 41:1 - Hebrew in the seventh month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This month occurred within the months of October and November 586; also see note on 39:1a .
      2 Ishmael and his ten men suddenly jumped up, drew their swords, and killed Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon had appointed governor.
      3 Ishmael also killed all the Judeans and the Babylonianb soldiers who were with Gedaliah at Mizpah.

      References for Jeremiah 41:3

        • 41:3 - Or Chaldean.
          4 The next day, before anyone had heard about Gedaliah’s murder,
          5 eighty men arrived from Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria to worship at the Temple of the . They had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes, and cut themselves, and had brought along grain offerings and frankincense.
          6 Ishmael left Mizpah to meet them, weeping as he went. When he reached them, he said, “Oh, come and see what has happened to Gedaliah!”
          7 But as soon as they were all inside the town, Ishmael and his men killed all but ten of them and threw their bodies into a cistern.
          8 The other ten had talked Ishmael into letting them go by promising to bring him their stores of wheat, barley, olive oil, and honey that they had hidden away.
          9 The cistern where Ishmael dumped the bodies of the men he murdered was the large onec dug by King Asa when he fortified Mizpah to protect himself against King Baasha of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with corpses.

          References for Jeremiah 41:9

            • 41:9 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads murdered because of Gedaliah was one.